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    VIRGINIA: Richmond Public Schools principals unionize

    February 28, 2023 // More than 150 Richmond Public Schools administrative staff members, including principals, assistant principals and directors, will now be represented during labor negotiations over pay, benefits and more. According to a Monday press release, 98% of the school district’s administrative staff who voted in the union election approved joining the Teamsters Local 592 union to become one of the first groups of Virginia public school principals to unionize. Virginia’s longstanding ban on unions for public sector workers, which include teachers, law enforcement and firefighters, was lifted when state lawmakers passed legislation in 2020.

    Welcome to Indiana, a Right-to-Work State

    April 15, 2022 // Our study indicates that right to work has broad benefits, and states are harming themselves by not adopting these laws. Policy makers interested in making their states more attractive to employers, especially in union-dense industries such as manufacturing, should consider right to work. They would entice more employers such as Ms. Phillips and the thousands of high-quality and in-demand jobs they create.

    SEIU DROPS ITS FRONT IN UNIONIZING STARBUCKS

    March 7, 2022 // Proponents had insisted that the movement, which now extends to 103 stores, was a homespun phenomenon arising spontaneously throughout the chain’s domestic arm. The narrative held that the baristas-turned-organizers were union neophytes who discovered they shared a desire to have more say on the brand’s direction and store operations, without any choreography from an outside labor force. Few reports even mentioned that the activist employees were receiving advice or financial support from Service Employees International Union (SEIU) through its Workers United affiliate.

    ‘Just transition’ bill for oil industry workers exposes labor rift

    February 27, 2022 // Trades leaders say that beginning to dismantle the industry now will only push workers into lower-paid jobs. Instead, Trades officials say, the state should invest in big-ticket infrastructure projects such as high-speed rail and offshore wind projects that will create comparable jobs to what workers have been doing for decades.

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